Measuring 30mm in width, there’s an awful lot of comfort to be extracted from the G-One Speeds, and with optimal operating pressure of between 50-80psi, you can really take them where no road tyre has previously dared to go.
The OneStar version of Schwalbe’s Triple Star compound provides impressively low rolling resistance thanks to its three-fold construction, so the tyres are fit to pound the blacktop without feeling like a pair of wellies. Think of them as the equivalent of industrial steel toe-capped boots… that could still take on a running race.
The double edge of this sword is grip – mountains of it. You’re able to really attack into fast sweeping corners thanks to the rubber compound, with the tightly-packed knobbled tread doing a great job of maintaining adhesion to the road, or lack thereof when you take the tyres onto gravel or dirt tracks. It’s a compound that feels particularly soft to touch, so even when things get greasy or broken, there’s an element of compliance that helps the tyre bite into whatever surface you’ve taken your road bike to.